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Poster: Capt. Cook Date: Jul 1, 2009 7:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1974-09-14 - Olympia Halle, Munich

Interesting info, because the tapes by Kidd from this tour are incredible in their clarity. We've heard the same tales, in particular manic fury off-stage from Billy The drummer, a sometimes hateful fellow, and lots of crazy road energy. Too many hotel rooms, too much coke and women. A spotty comeback from the Europe 72 masterpieces just a few years before.

Again though, the 74 Europe recordings by Kidd equal some of Bear's works as far as seperation and levels.

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Poster: Arck Date: Jul 1, 2009 9:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1974-09-14 - Olympia Halle, Munich

Sorry to sound like a noob (I am a noob) but can anyone post a link to any info re: the 74 European tour. I'm not familiar with the stories, tales, background, other than that it was a tough tour that took its toll and, seemingly, convinced them to "retire". I'd be keen to read any past discussions or recollections anyone has about the tour online. 1974 is a year I'm not especially familiar with, particlarly the September and October shows. I find some of the 74 stuff a bit...slow? I'm not sure that's the right word but sometimes they seem a bit distant. I'm definitely more of a 72 person, then 73, with 74 my least favourite. As I said though, I'm a lot less famliar with it and quite open to convincing.